NEXT

Series produced by WNPR Connecticut

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NEXT is a weekly, hour-long radio show and podcast exploring the rapid changes in New England, one of the oldest parts of the nation. This feed is for stations that subscribe to the weekly show.

NEXT is a project of the New England News Collaborative, ten public media companies coming together to tell the stories of a changing region, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Host Morgan Springer and reporters from stations around New England explore stories that connect six small states that share a lot in common, but also have some sharp differences. Each week features enterprise journalism about topics ranging from climate change to transportation to shifting demographics; long-form interviews about New England's unique character and place in the world; and sound from around the region that tells the stories of its people and environment. NEXT is produced by Connecticut Public Radio and powered by WBUR, WGBH, New Hampshire Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, Maine Public Radio, New England Public Media, WCAI, The Public's Radio, WSHU and Connecticut Public. Hide full description

NEXT is a project of the New England News Collaborative, ten public media companies coming together to tell the stories of a changing region, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Host Morgan Springer and reporters from stations around New England explore stories that connect six small states that share a lot in common, but also have some sharp differences. Each week features enterprise journalism about topics ranging from climate change to transportation to shifting demographics; long-form interviews about New England's unique character and place in the world; and sound from around the region that tells the stories of its people and environment. NEXT is produced by Connecticut Public Radio and powered by WBUR, WGBH, New Hampshire Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio,... Show full description


208 Pieces

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Despite progress in civil rights, segregated communities still exist throughout New England. This week on NEXT, we look at how housing laws and dis...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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Here's the story that New England tells itself: Racism is a Southern problem. But our region's abolitionist past hides a darker history of racism, ...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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The pandemic has been a balancing act for first-gen college students like Mikayla, who attends Brown University while worrying about her family bac...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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A Canadian court has determined the U.S. is no longer safe for refugees. This week on NEXT, we go to the border of Vermont and Canada to learn what...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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College students are heading back to some New England campuses. This week on NEXT, how schools are dealing with the influx of students during a pan...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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Most New England schools are still fine-tuning their reopening plans. This week on NEXT, we visit a school in northern Maine that has started the y...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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Following the rise of protests against police brutality, we look at what has changed, from police reforms to employee walk-outs. Also on this week’...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, we hear from teachers who are agonizing over going back to school and putting their families and themselves at risk — or quittin...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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This week, in a special episode of NEXT, we listen to a collection of award-winning stories from the New England News Collaborative — from a retros...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, New Englanders debate the removal of controversial statues. Plus, Connecticut is refusing to reveal the cost of some taxpayer-fu...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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The pandemic forced many of us into new habits. Why can’t we do that with climate change? This week on NEXT, why seismic lifestyle shifts to help t...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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Eviction cases are expected to soar this summer. This week on NEXT, the debate over extending an eviction moratorium. Plus, a recent night of vanda...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, how to stay safe during a pandemic as reopening continues in New England. Plus, Maine has the worst racial disparity for coronav...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, we talk about the different ways racism has become a public health crisis. Plus, the story of recent efforts to resurface the hi...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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Racial segregation is a modern-day problem. This week on NEXT, we hear from an expert on how zoning rules continue to perpetuate segregation in New...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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As protests continue over racism and police violence, some professional athletes in New England are not staying on the sidelines. This week on NEXT...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT, as protests continue over police brutality and the death of George Floyd, we hear from an educator on how to dismantle racism in...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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Even as restrictions loosen in New England, uncertainties remain over how to avoid spreading COVID-19. This week on NEXT, medical experts answer li...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 50:00
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This week on NEXT: A slow reopening is now underway in every New England state. But the uncertainty over COVID-19 is prompting some businesses on C...

  • Added: May 21, 2020
  • Length: 50:00